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The first electric car Skoda Enyaq iV is put into production at Skoda factory in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic. For the first time, the model using the Volkswagen electric platform MEB will be assembled outside Germany. It is planned to produce up to 350 electric crossovers per day on the same production line with Octavia and Karoq with internal combustion engines: for the first time the MEB and MQB platforms will be assembled together.
Enyaq iV will use the MEB platform for the first time and offer two battery capacity options, rear and four-wheel drive, and a productive vRS option. According to CEO Thomas Schäfer, who called the crossover "the beginning of a new era for Skoda," it has an "emotional, powerful and dynamic" look. With a length of 4,648 mm and a width of 1,877 mm, it is comparable in size to Skoda Octavia, and far superior to Kia e-Niro.
The appearance of the electric Enyaq is slightly different from other Skoda. The newcomer received an additional grille with LED backlighting and animation, as well as LED headlights and taillights. Skoda claims that Enyaq has a drag coefficient of only 0.27, which is very low for an SUV.
The interior of the model is "inspired by the modern living environment" using "natural, environmentally friendly and recycled materials". Skoda did not offer any interior trim levels, instead making "design choices" available: coordinated packages available throughout the range. The dashboard has a 13-inch touch screen display with gesture control, as well as e-SIM for connected functions and a voice assistant. There is also a 5.3 inch digital display offering four different skins.
This is Skoda, so a number of Simply Clever features are also available here. With 585 liters, Enyaq cannot compete with Kodiaq, Superb Combi and Octavia Combi in luggage space. However, this luggage compartment is also spacious, practical and easily accessible. Comfortable accessories such as hooks for bags, compartments for small items and the original charging cable bag make loading and unloading as pleasant as possible. In addition, a few liters of storage space can be found between the front seats. A high central tunnel, full of compartments, separates the driver and passenger.
Rear drive Enyaq 60 iV is supplied with a 177 hp electric motor and a 62 kWh battery, providing a power reserve of 390 km. The 80 iV increases power up to 201 hp and gets an 82 kWh battery for 510 km of travel. All-wheel drive versions use a twin-engine propulsion system and an 82 kWh battery to provide a power reserve of 460 km. Enyaq 80x iV produces 262 hp. The 302bhp vRS variant is the only Enyaq with a top speed of more than 160 km/h (180 km/h) and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds.